ICC Americas’ batting display was nothing more than pathetic in their loss to Barbados Pride on Saturday, January 28 last. In a game that lasted for only three hours and 45 minutes, it was surely a disappointment for fans.
Winning the toss and electing to bat first, ICC Americas posted 103 all out from 34.2 overs. Openers Kamau Leverock and Srimantha Wijeyeratne put on a 30-run partnership, before Leverock was the first to go for a quick 21 that came off 24 balls and included three fours.
Wijeyeratne and Timroy Allen along with extras were the second highest scorers with 13 each, skipper Nitish Kumar followed with a contribution of 11.
Spinners Ashley Nurse and Sulieman Benn were responsible for the wreckage of the ICC Americas inning, picking up 4 and 3 wickets respectively.
Windies speedster Kemar Roach had opener Kamau Leverock caught by wicketkeeper Shai Hope, while Benn dismissed the other opener via the same route. Ashley Nurse would then send back the next three batsmen, Nitish Kumar, Alex Amsterdam, and Nikhil Dutta.
Sulieman Benn had the next two batters, Nicholas Standford dismissed for a duck and Akeem Dodson for 8. The prized wicket of Timroy Allen went to Nurse, to give him figures of 4 for 26, the other successful bowler was Sulieman Benn, who finished with 3 for 19. Kemar Roach had 2 for 32 and Roston Chase picked up the other wicket for 10 runs.
The Bajan batsmen made light work of the target, hitting the required runs for the loss of only two wickets, and off 29 overs.
West Indies and Barbados batsmen Kraigg Brathwaite and Anthony Alleyne saw their team off to a decent start, the latter fell for 27 when the score was on 49. Shai Hope shared a partnership of 15 with Brathwaite before he fell for 6.
Jonathan Carter joined Kraigg Brathwaite and the two saw Barbados home for an easy win.
Saad Bin Zafar and Timil Patel were responsible for the two Barbados Pride wickets that fell.